Rio De Janeiro is one of those hot and happening places in the world for travel, water sports, and tremendous fun. The South American soul is evident in Rio Di Janeiro, which attracts many tourists all over the world.
The charming maze-like streets here are bustling with cathedrals, shops, sumptuous restaurants and also dwell into a bit of history with art museums. More than the usual historic tourism, downtown Rio deserves a day-long visit for the attractions it offers.
The global appeal of the city is also there with annual festivals, carnivals which bring out the best of arts and creativity in around the globe. It also got the world’s attention when the 2016 Summer Olympics and 2014 World Cup was hosted there.
The Best Hotels In Rio De Janeiro For Business Travelers, 2019
- Hilton Rio De Janeiro Copacabana.
Av. Atlântica, 1020 – Leme, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22010-000, Brazil
- Miramar Hotel by Windsor.
Av. Atlântica, 3668 – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22070-001, Brazil
Tel: +55 21 2195-6200
- Hotel Rio Othon Palace.
Avenida Atlântica, 3264 – Copacabana – Rio de Janeiro – RJ – Brasil – CEP: 22070-001
Tel: +55 (21) 2106-1500
- Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro.
Av. Lúcio Costa, 9600 – Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22795-007, Brazil
Tel: +55 (21) 3797-1234
- Windsor Marapendi.
Avenida Lúcio Costa , 5400 – CEP 22630-012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel: +55 (21) 2195-9900
Here are some of the must-do activities in this bustling destination:
Visit Christ the Redeemer: Whoever remembers Rio would first think of the open-armed Jesus Christ’s statue which stands tall over an amazing landscape. The first-ever activity you would want to do in Rio di Janeiro is visiting Christ the Redeemer which has earned international for good reasons. The Corcovado Mountain on which this status is erected is quite beautiful to look at also.
Indulge in Copacabana Beach: This four-kilometer iconic beach is full of excitement and fun. The pristine sands and blue sea waves always call the travelers to indulge in surf or just watch the waves go and come forth. Interestingly, there are no hotels in the beach but located across the street to give even more solitude.
Ropeway at Sugarloaf Mountain: This breathtaking mountain rises over 396 meters over Rio Harbor and gives a spectacular view of the city’s skyline. It is also a great spot to experience sunsets and panoramic views of the landscape. The car rides here travel over the two mountains which is a breathtaking experience.
Enjoy the Sands of Ipanema Beach: Just near to Copacabana Beach, this beach has inspired many artists to write songs and one among the hit single is “ Tall and Tan and Young and Lovely Girl from Ipanema” . For all those sports lovers who love a bit of sea breeze, indulge in beach volleyball and sunbathe under the colorful umbrellas.
Tour Santa Marta Favela: For knowing the more local culture of Rio, take a tour to the streets of Santa Marta Favela. These shanty towns have around 1.5 million inhabitants who retain their own liveliness and culture. The Netflix TV series Narcos is also based on this area which dealt with the mafia and exciting adventures. But tourists needn’t worry, as there are some secure streets as well which are travel-friendly.
Climb the Lapa Steps: The 215 colorful tiled steps are a delight to climb from Lapa neighborhood to Santa Teresa. Chilean Artist Escardia Selaron started laying tiles over this dilapidated steps and he continued doing the same around the world until his death in the year 2013.
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